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Cristelacher Schauff & LaSalle, 1993 comparative info return to: prev home
2 occipital carinae
, one faintly present near ocelli, the other strongly defined near occipital foramen. Clypeal margin slightly convex. 4 funicular segments, 3 claval segments. Pronotum subquadrate and strongly defined, strongly sculpted, sometimes carinate anteriorly; mesoscutum reticulate, densely setose; mesoscutum strongly sculpted and densely setose, notauli faintly complete; scutellum smooth and with sublateral grooves meeting posteriorly. Postmarginal vein longer than stigmal vein. Propodeum with strong median carina, expanded anteriorly into cup-shaped structure. Petiole subequal metacoxal length. Cerci on short stalks. Compare with: Elachertus, Euplectrini.

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1a-b: Cristelacher mesosoma (left), and back of head (right)


Comments: 1 described species: C. levana (Walker).

Comparative information:

Elachertus: Pair of occipital carinae absent. Pronotal collar not carinate and not strongly sculpted. With at most 1 occipital carina.

Euplectrini: Metatibial spur(s) elongate, longer than basal metatarsal segment. Mandibles reduced, not capable of meeting when closed.

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Schauff, M.E. & J. LaSalle. 1993. Nomenclatural notes on genera of North American Eulophidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 95(3): 488-503.

Schauff, M.E., J. LaSalle, & L.D. Coote. 1997. Chapter 10. Eulophidae. in "Annotated Keys to the Genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)". G.A.P. Gibson & J.T. Huber, eds. NRC Research Press, Ottawa.

Image credits: 1a-b: Schauff, et al. (1997).